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Eskimo Carved and Engraved Marine Ivory Bowhead Whale

Auction:
2596B
Lot:
236
Sold for:
$3,318$2,800

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2596B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Eskimo Carved and Engraved Marine Ivory Bowhead Whale, c. last quarter 19th century, engraved with whale hunting scenes, baleen eyes, possibly a whale hunting charm, lg. 4 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Balaenidae, Baleen, Baleen whales, Megafauna, Right whale, Whale, Whaling

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